Materials Manager


  • Bachelor''s degree or equivalent experience required
  • In addition three to five years experience in materials management, purchasing, inventory and warehouse management required
  • One to three years supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Demand Planning and Vendor Management
  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Proven success in improving work processes, leading change and role models positive behaviors as well as change agent skills in a complex and fast paced environment
  • Established ability to identify the vision and produces goals with realistic plans to achieve them
  • Ability to interact with employees, customers and vendors at all levels
  • Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in SAP MM a plus
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide

Role Purpose Statement: The job incumbent is responsible for managing the inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and issuance of all food, beverage and equipment products for the responsible Customer Service Center (CSC).

Duties and Responsibilities
Material Management

  • Oversee all aspects of inventory management to ensure financial and customer requirements are met
  • Handle all company and customer owned merchandise received until it is issued to production
  • Control Food Cost Variances and continually compare actual to billed costs
  • Determine par levels and order quantities based on airline specifications, menus and vendor lead time
  • Manage personnel to maintain proper inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and requisition processes
  • Track product usage and yields in relation to ordering requirements
  • Coordinate and participate in inventory and reporting processes
  • Maintain regulatory compliance standards (examples: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.)
  • Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed
  • Guide, motivate and develop the subordinate employees within the Human
    Resources Policy
  • Participates in coaching the expanded Global Performance System (GPS) process, as well as additional career development activities to enhance the effectiveness and potential of the team
  • Make the company''s values and management principles live in the department(s)
  • Plan / Implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility; initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations
  • Participate and support company sponsored initiatives such as Global Quality Standards (GQS), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Lean Manufacturing, Employee Safety

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